I write stories about how people live and work in the D.C. region and beyond for The Post's Transportation and Development Team.

Open-government advocates raise concern about new Metro oversight board

washingtonpost.com — A coalition of open-government advocates is raising concerns that the public could be barred from reviewing records and attending meetings held by a new multistate agency responsible for overseeing the safety of the Metro system. In May, officials in the District, Maryland and Virginia released draft legislation outlining how the Metrorail Safety Commission, a new oversight body, would operate.

Amtrak names Charles W. ‘Wick’ Moorman as its new CEO

washingtonpost.com — Amtrak has named a veteran railroad executive as its new president and chief executive, officials announced Friday. Charles W. "Wick" Moorman, the retired chairman, CEO and president of Norfolk Southern Railway will take over the top job at Amtrak in September. He will replace Joseph Boardman, who has served as Amtrak's top executive since 2008.

Fredericksburg man cited for bringing a gun to Dulles Airport

washingtonpost.com — A Fredericksburg man was cited by airport police on Tuesday after he was caught with a loaded .380 caliber handgun at a security checkpoint at Dulles International Airport, officials with the Transportation Security Administration said.

Metro officials may have known of track defect in 2009, NTSB officials say

washingtonpost.com — An informal investigation into last week's derailment of a Silver Line Metro train has found that Metro officials may have known about problems with track in that area since 2009, according to two people briefed on the report.

Here’s how the first morning of SafeTrack #6 unfolded in the Twitterverse

washingtonpost.com — safetrack Surge 6 begins Monday, 8/1 btwn Silver Spring & Takoma. https://t.co/bgU6HWeHgt for details. #wmata pic.twitter.com/YfrfdhEMhD - Metrorail Info (@Metrorailinfo) July 27, 2016 An early morning look at the first full day of SafeTrack #6: Fort Totten this morning. Here's where it'll get painful for riders. A 14-minute wait for an inbound train.

A United passenger’s special request ends in tears (but in a good way)

washingtonpost.com — It could have been a very long, very awkward nine hours for Patrick Marsden. Earlier this month, he and his girlfriend Molly Beucher boarded a flight at Dulles International Airport bound for Sao Paolo. The couple were frequent travelers so Beucher had no reason to think anything was amiss.

Watch this man pull off epic marriage proposal thousands of feet above ground

washingtonpost.com — Patrick Marsden got an airline and a flight crew to help pull off a stunt to propose to his girlfriend, Molly while they were both on a flight from the Washington D.C. area to Sao Paulo, Brazil. ( )

Metro general manager proposes permanent end to late-night service

washingtonpost.com — Metro General Manager Paul Wiedefeld will propose a permanent end to late night weekend subway service, alarming District officials and business leaders who say a curtailed system would hurt economic and cultural life in the nation's capital.

CLEAR launches expedited ID screening at Dulles and National

washingtonpost.com — Fliers traveling through Reagan National and Dulles International airports have a new option for avoiding long security lines. CLEAR, a membership-based screening program is now operating at both airports, offering fliers a chance to move to the front of TSA screening lines for fee. So how does CLEAR work?

New lawsuit challenges the use of Dulles Toll Road dollars to pay for the Silver Line

washingtonpost.com — Could Dulles Toll Road users get some of their money back? That's the aim of a recently filed lawsuit that challenges the use of toll road dollars to fund the Silver Line rail project. The 66-page suit was filed in U.S.
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Aug 24, 2016

RT @postmetrogirl: Drivers on inner loop of Capital Beltway should expect delays near River Road  http://wpo.st/_Mgt1 

Aug 24, 2016

RT @capitalweather: D.C.-area forecast: Still pretty nice today, even as heat and humidity gradually build  http://wapo.st/2c5Lk2b 

Aug 23, 2016

How to know when it’s time to ditch your travel reward credit card -  http://wapo.st/2bfYqUv 

Aug 23, 2016

Emails reveal how foundation donors got access to Clinton and her close aides at State Dept.  http://wapo.st/2bxZBzt 

Aug 23, 2016

Must click! The 200-year transformation of the National Mall:  http://wapo.st/2btxbcu 

Aug 23, 2016

U.S. lawmakers demand investigation of $100 price hike of lifesaving EpiPens -  http://wapo.st/2btv08W 


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